Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013
Welcome to the Trailer ParkPosted Friday, June 6, 2008, at 9:29 PM
Anne Hathaway and Steve Carell in Get Smart
First up will be a few movies that will be dropping on the screen this month. Trailers reviewed in this installment will be "The Incredible Hulk", "Get Smart" and "The Love Guru."
First up will be "The Incredible Hulk" on the 13th. The trailer looks like the movie will deliver what fans of the "Hulk" have been waiting for since its ridiculous debut in 2003. Story seems to take precedence over special effects in this one. The effects are there but the story of Bruce Banner will find its way to the forefront.
The trailer looks great. I like how it gave more time to what the core issues of the film are and not just a special effects extravaganza. The story harkens back to the TV series, with Banner being on the run.
The film stars Ed Norton as Banner, with a great supporting help comprised of Tim Roth and William Hurt.
The single scene that stood out for me was the street fight between the Hulk and the Abomination looks wicked cool.
This movie is rated PG-13 for sequences of intense action violence, some frightening sci-fi images and brief suggestive content.
Final Cut: If you were thought your days watching the Hulk were over after 2003; this could be the movie to bring you back.
On June 20, a duo of comedies will come to the screen in the forms of "The Love Guru" and "Get Smart."
Mike Myers going head-to-head with Steve Carell for comedy supremacy. OK, it might not be that earth-shattering but it should alleviate some of our cares.
"The Love Guru" stars Mike Myers as Pitka, a guru who is tired of playing second fiddle to sole-rival Deepak Chopra. The story revolves around Pitka's journey to help a love-lost hockey player played by Romany Malco. Co-stars Jessica Alba, Verne Troyer, Justin Timberland and Ben Kingsley are sure to make this at least an enjoyable romp.
Pitka marks Myers' first original character since Austin Powers and I hope he finally returns to form. Since then we've had memorable movies such as the "Cat in the Hat," "View from the Top" and the "Shrek" franchise. Movies that have their moments, very few of them though, that will make you crack a smile, but they lack what makes Myers Myers -- pure, outright insanity.
"The Love Guru" is rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content throughout, language, some comic violence and drug references.
Final Cut: Proceed with caution. If Myers lets go, you could be in for a great ride. If not, the most enjoyable part of this movie could be your burnt popcorn.
And finally were going to "Get Smart."
This is a movie I've actually been waiting to see. I think Carell is a great comedy actor (exception being "Evan Almighty") and Anne Hathaway will make a wonderful Agent 99.
The "Get Smart" trailer looks slicker than it should but at least it looks good. I'm hoping they keep the effects to a minimum and let the laughs roll.
Carell looks in top form as Maxwell Smart and Hathaway brings all the sassiness to Agent 99 that is needed. Supporting cast includes Alan Arkin and the Rock. Not Dwayne Johnson, just the Rock. "Can you smell what Dwayne Johnson is cookin'?" Just doesn't have the same ring does it?
Meet the new boss, same as the old boss. CONTROL is still hot on the trail of KAOS. In this retelling of the hit TV show, Maxwell Smart is given his first mission after the identities of CONTROL members are compromised. He is teamed with Agent 99 (Hathaway) to overcome KAOS and save the day.
"Smart" is rated PG-13 for some rude humor, action violence and language.
Final Cut: See this movie if for nothing more than Hathaway. It will be nice to see her strutting her comic ability once again. After a mediocre box office performance from "Dan in Real Life", Carell could use a blockbuster -- and he might just have one with "Smart".
Check back for next week's installment of The Trailer Park when we talk about the animated "Wall-E" and "Wanted" starring Angelina Jolie and Morgan Freeman.